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Gulran Disease Kills 10 Afghans!!!
« on: April 20, 2008, 02:36:50 PM »
As many as 10 people have died in western Afghanistan from a rare liver disease believed to be caused by contaminated wheat, officials said Saturday.
At least 161 people were also hospitalized with Gulran disease although estimates were as high as 200 affected in Herat province, on the Iranian border, said Peter Graaff, resident representative of the U.N. World Health Organization.

A toxic weed called charmak, which grows in the area, contains alkalines that affect the liver causing Gulran disease, which is named after the affected district in Herat. Graaff said the disease is not new but rare, and has killed as many as 10 people in recent weeks.

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Re: Gulran Disease Kills 10 Afghans!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008, 05:19:18 PM »
Is there another name for this disease? because I searched through google but no results were found, it must be very very rare!!
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